Almost all discussions of “identity” these days are absurd.

What most people mean when they say “identity” is “commonality.” Nearly everything said to defend someone’s putative identity has become little more than a sub rosa excuse for conformism, sans rationality but with a great deal of passion.

Oh, but that is not quite right, for the conformism is not merely excused, is it? It is pushed by the “identitarians” of the intesectionalist left and the alt-right, both, for the purpose of sweeping all discussion of personal interests into the dustbin of statism, the better to aggrandize some policy that just so happens to ramp up coercion levels in society as well as the amount of wealth siphoned through the urethra of the State.